Genres:New Age, Ambient Soundscapes, Classical - Romantic Chamber, Classical - Impressionism - Chamber, Classical - Baroque Chamber, Country - Contemporary/Pop, Country - Classic, Electronic - Pop, Electronic - Ambient, Pop - Electronic, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Specialty - Early/Renaissance/Medieval, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - New Wave
Chris first came to the world's attention in the mid-80's as the guitarist for New Wave band Tokyo Vogue, which was very popular in the Bay Area. After that band broke up, he landed a touring slot as a bassist for seminal English band The Mission U.K. in 1987. Returning to San Francisco, he played and toured with a number of SF rock bands, getting out to Canada, Japan, Guam, and Ireland over the next few years. Around 1992 his interests became more focused on ambient and experimental music which offered more opportunity to explore the tonal possibilities of the electric guitar. He performed for a few years with ambient act Temporary Temple and later with the accomplished solo artist Stephen Kent. He began to get asked to produce other bands while finishing a Humanities degree at San Francisco State. He left San Francisco for Austin in 2001 for graduate school, but seemed to keep returning to Colorado to perform, both solo and with bands. In 2003, he released his first solo album 'Through the Airlock'. This album continues to receive significant airplay and led to more production work. He finally took an MA at UT Austin in 2005 and went to the high country of Colorado for work in music production. Chris lived happily in a small mountain town for a few years, and moved in the summer of 2008 to Madison, Wisconsin. 2009 saw the release of ‘Stratagem’, a collaboration between Chris and Romanian percussionist Catalin Pintea, which has received a great deal of national airplay in the short time it has been out. Chris is immersed in advanced studies of sound environments and acoustic ecology at the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin, and maintains an extremely busy recording schedule. He has placed many tracks on television and has just released a new EP in 2013 to accompany a Hollywood film that has used his music.